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Micro and Nanosystems


ISSN (Print): 1876-4029
ISSN (Online): 1876-4037

Mini-Review Article

Exploring Microsponges in Dermatology: Opportunities and Hurdles Ahead

Author(s): Prerna Sharma*, Peeyush Kaushik, Satish Kumar Sharma, Sanchit Dhankhar, Nitika Garg and Nidhi Rani*

Volume 16, Issue 2, 2024

Published on: 08 April, 2024

Page: [65 - 74] Pages: 10

DOI: 10.2174/0118764029295903240328054858

Price: $65


Microsponges are porous, polymeric particles that have been extensively explored in the field of dermatology. They offer numerous advantages as a topical delivery system, including controlled release of active ingredients, enhanced bioavailability, and improved stability. Microsponges have been used for a wide range of dermatological applications, including the treatment of acne, psoriasis, and other skin disorders. This review article provides an overview of the various applications of microsponges in dermatology, along with the challenges associated with their development and use. The article begins with a brief introduction to microsponges, the benefits of microsponges, and their properties. It then discusses the different methods of microsponge preparation, such as emulsion solvent evaporation and spray drying, along with their mechanism of drug release and also applications of microsponges in dermatology, including their use in the treatment of acne, psoriasis, and other skin disorders, are discussed in detail. Overall, microsponges have shown great promise as a topical delivery system in dermatology, and their continued development and use will likely lead to significant advances in the field.

Keywords: Microsponges, dermatology, applications, benefits, bioavailability, preparation, treatment.

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